(YES) is pleased to welcome Bellevue resident Linda Reichenbach to the Board of Trustees. Reichenbach is an active community volunteer and a long-time supporter of YES.
“I know firsthand how issues like depression, addiction and emotional distress can impact a family,” said Reichenbach. “I look forward to utilizing my many community connections and my great enthusiasm for YES to have a positive impact on the organization and their fundraising efforts,” she adds.
Reichenbach first became involved with YES over 10 years ago when she was invited to attend the Invest In Youth fundraising breakfast. The next year she hosted a table at the breakfast, and then she became involved in the committee that organizes the event. Last year she hosted four tables and raised more than $12,500 for YES.
“Linda has worked tirelessly to advocate for YES and spread the word about our services and she has been instrumental in helping us grow our breakfast fundraiser,” noted YES Executive Director Patti Skelton-McGougan. “We are grateful for her dedication and very pleased she is joining our board.”
Reichenbach grew up in Bellevue, graduated from the University of Oregon and has worked as a CPA for Ernst and Whinney and Arthur Andersen. She was also a manager at McCaw Cellular and AT&T Wireless, prior to retiring in 1997 to raise her family.
YES is a nonprofit organization and a leading provider of youth counseling and substance abuse treatment in the region. Since 1968, YES has been a lifeline for kids and families, offering treatment, education and prevention services in facilities in Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland and over 40 school and community sites. While YES accepts insurance, Medicaid and offers a sliding scale, no one is turned away for inability to pay. For more information, visit www.YouthEastsideServices.org.
-- Information from Youth Eastside Services